Welcome to University of Cambridge Department of Radiology
We strive to be an internationally competitive department undertaking innovative research in medical imaging.
We welcome you to our web-site and encourage you to contact us if you are interested in undertaking training or research in Cambridge in medical imaging.
Professor Fiona Gilbert
FRCR FRCP Edin FRCP(Glas)
Professor of Radiology
Head of Department
Honorary Consultant Radiologist
SPINlab Diamond Polariser
Cambridge has installed one of the world’s first clinical hyperpolarisers for carbon-13 MRI. Hyperpolarisation increases the signal-to-noise of carbon-13 on MRI by 10,000-100,000 fold and allows metabolism of 13C containing molecules to be detected and imaged in real-time. The project will explore applications of this technique in cancer imaging and has been funded by the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, the Cambridge Cancer Centre and Prostate Cancer UK. The metabolism of two molecules – pyruvate and fumarate – will be studied in glioma, lymphoma and breast and ovarian cancer.
The Department of Radiology has about a dozen graduate students in total and usually accepts three or four new students each year. Like the PhD, the one-year MPhil in Radiology is entirely research-based. All students are part of a team run by an academic who is active in one or more of the Department’s current research themes .
The following academics are currently supervising students whose research falls into their specialist areas:
- Professor Fiona Gilbert (Breast Imaging, MRI, PET)
- Professor David Lomas (MRI, Body MR, Liver/Kidney Elastography)
- Professor Jonathan Gillard (Neuroradiology, Atheromatous Plaque Imaging)
- Dr Ferdia Gallagher (Hyperpolarised MRI, Imaging in Oncology)
Click the button below for more information on opportunities for graduate students.
How to Find Us
The University Department of Radiology is located within Addenbrooke’s Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, on the south side of Cambridge. There is car parking on site (fees are charged), and visitors can also park at Babraham Park and Ride and take a bus. Buses run every ten minutes during the working day and Addenbrooke’s is the first stop, about three minutes away. There are buses and taxis from the train station which is nearly two miles away (about 10 minutes).
Department of Radiology
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Box 218, Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Telephone: 01223 336890
Fax: 01223 330915
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